The fallout from the fatal shooting of several police officers in Dallas has been far reaching, and now it's having a direct impact on the National Football League.
The day before the incident occurred, and following the deaths of both Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, Cleveland Browns running back Isaiah Crowell posted a picture on Instagram that showed a police officer on his knees being executed. The image was so graphic that we will not be sharing it here.
Crowell would later take the image down and issue a public apology stating that he was emotional at the time and that he made a mistake as a result. Unfortunately for Crowell Cleveland police aren't buying his apology and in fact there are furious enough to threaten to boycott NFL games.
Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association president Stephen Loomis tore into Crowell in recent comments made to TMZ Sports.
“He needs to go to Dallas, help the families who lost their loved ones last week, write them a check, look them in the eyes and give a heartfelt apology,” said Loomis as per TMZ. If Crowell doesn’t, there will be consequences.
“I will pull Cleveland officers, sheriffs, state troopers out of First Energy Stadium this season if he doesn’t make it right,”he added. “You’re a grown-ass man, and you claim you were too emotional to know it was wrong? Think we’ll accept your apology? Kiss my ass.”
No police security at an NFL game is a very serious threat, and the Browns will likely be forced to react.